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    Station Creek Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    3-4h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    8.9 km
    Elevation
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    499 m
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    The Station Creek Trail is a hidden treasure in the Boise National Forest. This lovely path explores shaded pine forests and open meadows along the flanks of Bald Mountain. Don’t forget your camera—the mountain views are unrivaled!

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    Route Description for Station Creek Trail

    The Station Creek Trail is one of the many incredible hiking routes in the Boise National Forest that showcases the beauty of Idaho. This tireless climb will get your heart rate up, but the astounding mountain views are well worth the sweat! Ideal for intermediate hikers and ambitious families with older children, it is wise to pack plenty of water to stay hydrated during the ascent. Note that much of the path is exposed, so SPF is always a good idea!

    Setting out from the trailhead, your adventure up the mountainside tracks northeastwardly. Mind your footing on the rocky, single-track path as you admire the beauty of the arrowleaf balsamroot patches that line the route. After some hiking, you will reach a switchback; beyond this point, the terrain will become increasingly exposed, offering interrupted views of the nearby mountain through the tree breaks.

    Taking pauses as needed, you will ultimately reach the trail’s end, which culminates in an exposed meadow. The expansive vistas of the mountainscape will astound you. Take the time to appreciate the grandeur of the landscape, then head back down the path to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Station Creek Trail Trailhead

    Access this adventure from the trailhead off Banks Lowman Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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